MK Dons vs Blackpool: Match Report

MK Dons currently sit in a ‘Pool of despair as their recent awful run continues. Neil Critchley’s men do the double over Russell Martin’s side as Harry Darling was left Tangerine in the face with his mistake leading to the only goal of a poor football match.

The only noteworthy moment early on was that the men in white were attacking The Cowshed first which raised eyebrows for old Stadium MK regulars shortly after the anniversary of the last “normal” match to be played in Bletchley.

Milton Keynes looked comfortable until the 33rd minute when Harry Darling did extremely well to turn out of trouble but still chose to hold onto the ball for too long and was dispossessed. Jerry Yates was the beneficiary as he was able to seemingly stroll through, round Andrew Fisher and tap in with ease.

Oliver Turton came close to doubling Blackpool’s advantage just minutes later, heading narrowly over following a dangerous corner. Following that, the hosts were simply pleased to hear the half-time whistle after being far too accommodating to their opponents in the first period.

Half-time: MK Dons 0-1 Blackpool

Absolutely nothing happened following the break, until the 70th minute. An equaliser almost came from nowhere as Scott Fraser played in Cameron Jerome and The Dons’ top goalscorer struck the bar.

CJ Hamilton, on as a sub, almost provided The Seasiders with another goal, as The Dons defence was all at sea. Warren O’Hora, this time, surrendered possession but unlike Yates, Hamilton was unable to profit as Fisher saved.

Again, The Dons drew a blank as they went out with a whimper. It has been a torrid run for Martin’s men but with nothing specific to play for, it is important to put matters into perspective as this young side will only improve in the medium to long term.

Full-time: MK Dons 0-1 Blackpool

Man of the match: James Husband

 

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Published by Reece Davies

Milton Keynes born and raised and a former employee of Stadium MK for 6 years. A passionate MK Dons fan ready to document our dire performances

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